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Kennedy domestic policies
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Who was Kennedy's Secretary of Defence?
Who was Kennedy's Secretary of State?
What was Kennedy's main domestic programme called?
The New Frontier
What was the New Frontier about?
Freedom and democracy, advancements in science, education and welfare and less prejudice and discrimination
Who was Douglas Dillon?
Republican Secretary of the Treasury
Who was George McBundy?
JFK's Special Assistant for National Security
When was the Area Redevelopment Act signed? How much did it grant to extend employment opportunities across the poorer states?
1961, $394 million
How many jobs did the Area Redevelopment Act create?
What were the failures of the Area Redevelopment Act?
Poorly funded by Congress, 5 million Americans remained unemployed
What Act, passed in 1961, granted $5 billion for the extension of urban renewal and social housing?
Omnibus Housing Act
What did the Social Security Amendments Act massively expand, and when?
Benefits for the elderly and disabled people, 1961
How many people were covered by the pilot Food Stamp Programme, at what cost?
240,000, $22 million
How many children and schools/camps benefitted from the Food Stamp Programme?
700,000 kids and 85,000 schools etc
What act trained or retrained people who were unemployed because of automation and new technology?
The Manpower Development and Training Act 1962
What was the minimum wage raised to, in which year?
$1.25 in 1961
How many workers were covered by the Minimum Wage Act?
3.6 million workers
How many were not covered by the minimum wage?
500,000 of the poorest people
What did Kennedy expand on from Eisenhower's presidency that created new jobs?
Interstate highway system
What act gave federal subsidies to farmers but failed to alleviate rural poverty?
1962 Food and Agriculture Act
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